Insight Economist

Glasgow
30000 - 50000 per annum + Excellent benefits

Our client is a public sector , tasked with helping grow the Scottish economy. Their role is wide ranging, moving from the consumer to the business sector, and can encompass everything from large events to smaller localised specialist events. It's an interesting organisation to be a part of, with critical work that really influences the daily life of the average Scottish householder. No two events or campaigns are the same, reflecting the breadth of reasons that Scotland is a great place to live and work.

This work , however, is by nature is complex and expensive. The investment levels put into promoting Scotland as the critical destination to work, live and holiday in are quite large, and this investment needs to be justified. In short, there has to be accountability that the public purse is being well spent. This is where this role comes in.

Working closely with a range of internal stakeholders, the insight economist will analyse spend and its outputs, ensuring that money is being directed in the right way and for the right reason. Working to a framework that you will have genuine influence in developing , you will also be involved in forecasting and modelling, working out trends and predictions for key markets. One day, you will be able to say major political decisions being made on the basis of the work you have done.

The successful candidate must have a thorough understanding the HM Treasury Green Book. It's an essential part of the role, and although training and development will be given in a range of other areas, you will need to come equipped with this knowledge as you will need it from day one. You will also have to be able to demonstrate experience of previous similarities within your career path - economic impact measurement , evaluation of spend, evaluation of decision making.

It's likely you will have worked in the public sector, or in a body that is government funded previously. It's an unusual context, and as such to be able to investigate properly, you will need understanding of the context.

In return, you will be rewarded with an excellent salary and benefits package, including flexible working , great pension etc. The right candidate will be mission critical from day one and highly visible- daily you will be rewarded with seeing the data and insight you provide helping drive forward the country. For the right candidate, therefore, work based satisfaction is there for the taking.

If this sounds like you, please feel free to get in touch ASAP for immediate consideration.

Application Details

Closing date:
15-Nov-2017

Claire Anderson
0141 410 1009

Reference No: 34853

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